ROBERTO GUTIERREZ, CO-FOUNDER and PRESIDENT
Roberto Gutierrez founded LEEP in 2015. A Brooklyn resident since 2005 and the son of Mexican immigrants, Roberto is a writer, filmmaker, communications leader, and former executive for leading national charter school networks. He is a graduate of St. Mary's University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame for advancing values of justice and peace in American broadcasting.
NELSON BROMS, CO-FOUNDER
Nelson Broms is the former chair of the Equitable Life Insurance Holding Companies. Currently, he provides strategic leadership to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Nelson was a co-founder and/or board member of Financial Security Assurance Holdings Ltd., the Ethics Resources Center in Washington, DC, Family Academy in New York City, and many others.
MICHAEL REGNIER, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Michael Regnier leads all organizational operations. A Brooklyn resident since 2008, he has three children in District 20 public schools. Michael previously served as Director of Policy & Research for the New York City Charter School Center and Vice President of Organizational Learning & Impact at Turnaround for Children. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago.
Dr. Verenice Gutiérrez, SENIOR ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Dr. Verenice Gutiérrez is a nationally recognized leader in bilingual education who leads LEEP's academic program and teacher training. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, she earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas, El Paso; and a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University. Dr. Gutiérrez founded a successful dual-language program in Portland, Oregon and is a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow. (She is of no relation to Roberto.)
LEEP is grateful for our financial supporters, including:
The George W. Brackenridge Foundation
The Carnegie Corporation of New York
Choose to Succeed
The New Schools Venture Fund
Estate of Fidencio Gutierrez & Family
Lionel and Kathy Sosa
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SCHOOL LEADERS who are fluent in English and Spanish, experienced leading high-performing schools, and motivated to build an extraordinary culture for adults, students, and families.
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